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We understand that addiction is a disease that can strike anyone at any time. We also know that it takes more than just willpower to overcome addiction. That’s why we offer a comprehensive programme that includes both medical and psychological treatment. Our goal is to help our patients achieve long-term sobriety so they can lead healthy, productive lives.
Every year, drug and alcohol addiction destroys many thousands of lives. Addiction and the substance misuse that accompanies it can have a massive impact on your physical and mental health.
In many cases it can also lead or contribute to death – alcohol misuse is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49-year-olds in the UK, and the fifth biggest risk factor across all ages.1 And that’s without bringing in the harmful effects of illegal and misused prescription drugs.
Addiction can also take a heavy toll on relationships, families, workplace relationships and whole communities. If you have an addiction in Radcliffe, the costs of leaving it untreated could be very high.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you to turn your life around and move towards a new more positive future.
Do I Have An Addiction?
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) offers the following definition: “Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviours that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences.”
Not every problem drinker or drug user is considered an addict but there is a definite pathway and any substance misuse issue can spiral into addiction. It’s always best to seek help as soon as you realise that you (or a loved one) have a problem with drugs or alcohol.
Some signs to look out for include:
- Increasing the frequency and amount of drinking or drug use
- Lack of control – no ‘off switch’ or sense of moderation
- Ignoring risk factors and harmful consequences
- Needing to use more for the same effect
- Feeling bad effects (withdrawal symptoms) when you don’t use the substance
- Anxiety over securing access to drugs or alcohol
These are indicators only and there may be other signs and symptoms but if any of these apply, it might be a good idea to seek help for your drinking or drug use.
Outpatient Versus Inpatient Rehab
There are different ways to access that help. Outpatient treatment programmes like those commonly offered via the NHS can be valuable for some people, especially for less serious substance misuse issues.
They have the advantage of being cheaper and allowing you to carry on with your everyday life, responsibilities and obligations.
Those responsibilities are often neglected when you are in the grip of alcohol or drug addiction, however, outpatient rehab does have some major disadvantages. For a start, you will have to attend a series of appointments at clinics or other locations, which can be difficult when you are struggling with an addiction.
You will still be around the people and places associated with your drinking or drug use and it will be relatively easy to obtain drink or drugs during a moment of weakness. You will have all the stresses and strains of everyday life to deal with alongside your recovery.
You may have to undergo detox with minimal supervision and the treatment generally takes a lot longer as it is less focused.
At private inpatient drug and alcohol rehab you will be away from all those stresses, triggers and temptations, as well as the social circle you might have done a lot of your drinking or drug use.
The calm, secure environment of rehab gives you the space you need to really focus on your recovery. You will be surrounded by supportive people – both experienced addiction recovery professionals and other residents on their own recovery journeys – and will be able to undergo supervised detox and a structured package of therapies and other treatments.
All this gives you the best chance of making a full and long-lasting recovery.
Private Rehab Treatment in Radcliffe
For most people participating in a rehab programme, one of the first major steps will be detoxification. This is when you process the drugs or alcohol out of your system, essentially getting sober.
The process is often accompanied by strong cravings and may also result in physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
These can vary from one person to the next and can also vary depending on the type of drug involved and factors like the heaviness and length of usage.
In some cases, these withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous and it is always preferable to undergo alcohol or drug detox in a supervised environment like rehab.
Alongside or following alcohol detox, a range of therapies will be used to explore the root causes of your substance issues and address every aspect of your addiction.
These will also provide you with the knowledge, tools and strategies you need to avoid relapsing once you have finished the core programme.
These therapies will usually include proven, evidence-based psychological techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is also routinely used in the treatment of mental health issues.
At Asana Lodge we also specialise in treating mental health problems including dual diagnosis, which is where addiction and one or more mental health conditions exist in the same patient at the same time.
Other useful therapies available at Asana Lodge include:
- Trauma and abuse counselling
- Satori therapy
- Stress management
- Relapse prevention sessions
- Family therapy
- Mediation therapy for disputes
- Meditation and mindfulness sessions
- Art therapy workshops
- Relaxation and sleep management
- Self-help sessions
- Holistic therapy
Asana Lodge Aftercare Services
At Asana Lodge we are committed to your continued recovery and that care doesn’t end the moment you leave our centre. The first year is the most common time for people to relapse, which is why we offer a year of free aftercare to anyone completing our drug or alcohol rehab programmes.
Weekly catch-up sessions allow you to check in with familiar and trusted therapists, as well as connecting with other former residents to share experiences and challenges.
Well-known mutual support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous can also be useful and there are many other charities and support groups you can turn to for additional help.
If you have a problem with addiction or substance misuse – or know someone close to you who does – get in contact today to find out how we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does rehab work for drug addiction?
Yes, of course. The treatment for drug addiction is very similar to that you would undergo if you were addicted to alcohol. Whilst the substance may be different, the methods to help fight addiction do not and with our thorough treatment plan you can beat drug addiction. The detox you undergo may differ from alcohol detox as different chemicals are interacting in your body – but all this will be sorted out by medical professionals.
How beneficial is residential rehab for mental health?
Residential rehab can provide a chance to get away from the issues of everyday life. Having the chance to take some time for yourself, get the help you need and engage in a thorough therapeutic programme will boost your mental health greatly. At residential rehab, you will be surrounded by people willing to help and guide you and you can see that you are not alone in your struggle.
How do I pick the right rehabilitation programme?
Ultimately the best programme is the one that suits your set of circumstances. It’s important to keep in mind your budget, whether you want to go through rehab on an inpatient or outpatient basis and if you wish to go to rehab close to or far away from your home. The need to get treatment might feel urgent but making a quick wrong decision will hamper future efforts at staying clean – so take the time to research.
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